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Forks Of The River Bridge


Norfolk Southern Railroad Spur over Holston River

Railroad spur that serves Forks of the River Industrial Park. 3-span Warren through truss.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in July 2008


BH Photo #117761



Three-span Warren through truss bridge over Holston River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
Open to traffic
from dismantled single-track bridges at Strawberry Plains & Charleston, TN
- Knoxville & Holston River Railroad (KXHR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Three-span Warren through truss
Also called
NS - Forks Of The River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.96045, -83.85009   (decimal degrees)
35°57'38" N, 83°51'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/242967/3983317 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shooks Gap
850 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 36879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2014: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • November 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Knoxville & Holston River Railroad", "Southern Railway", "Railroad"
  • June 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Matthew Ridpath: This is actually a Warren through truss
  • October 16, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: Added year erected and quadrangle map
  • May 3, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: add current railroad using bridge
  • August 3, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • July 22, 2008: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • July 18, 2008: Added by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Matthew Ridpath
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Forks Of The River Railroad Bridge
Posted March 30, 2010, by Casey Hibler (cjhibler3 [at] gmai [dot] com)

Here is a picture of the Forks of the River Bridge from the Three Rivers Rambler, a tourist steam train that runs from downtown Knoxville.

Forks Of The River Railroad Bridge
Posted October 16, 2009, by bob davis (bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net)

From the Daily Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tennessee of September 16, 1912 we learn "...The bridge is being constructed from materials taken from the bridges recently displaced by the double-track bridges at Straw Plains (Tenn.) and Charleston (Tenn.)